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Celebrating Pride

Celebrating Pride

June is Pride month, and usually several of our residents and staff around our projects would have been taking part in Pride events.

This year, of course, the parades have been cancelled, but Adullam staff in Bolton wanted to continue to mark and celebrate the month, aware that although we've come a long way since the 1969 Stonewall Riots, attitudes and injustice remain.

To continue to raise awareness, improve attitudes and encourage inclusiveness, the Bolton Bridges team has created a booklet which tells the history of Pride from the Riots of 1969 to the creation of the Stonewall Monument.

Led by Chorley Old Road Housing Officer Giuliano Achilli and with the help of Muamba House Manager Adam and Fleet House Senior Project Worker Emily Mascarenhas, a small team carried out detailed research to chart the history.

Copies of the booklet, which also includes explanations of what lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) persons are, have been made available to services users in Bolton and at other Adullam Homes projects including in Salford and Leicestershire.

Facts from it are being shared through Adullam’s twitter account too.

As well as explaining the history of Pride, the booklet also reminds readers that LGBTI persons often face specific obstacles when it comes to accessing many of their rights, including their right to social protection.

In addition to distributing the booklet, films focusing on LGBTQI are being shown in the projects’ communal lounges.